THURSDAY 9.20.18 | THE IDLE CLASS BLACK APPLE AWARDS
AAFF STUDENT DESIGNER SHOWCASE
NWA Fashion Week kicks off with a new addition to the line up! To announce a new partnership, NWA Fashion Week is hosting The Idle Class Magazine’s Black Apple Awards as the opening night of Fashion Week, along with a new addition, the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Student Designer Showcase.
The Black Apple awards is an annual online voting competition that honors Arkansas artists in 26 categories including maker, fashion designer, cocktail, chef, brewery, musical group, 2D and 3D artist, and more. We’ll be announcing the winners during the opening night of NWA Fashion Week this Fall.
To open the evening we’ll be hosting the first ever Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Student Designer Showcase. This program brings student designers from across the state of Arkansas to participate the NWA Fashion Week runway shows. This program is brought to the runway through the AAFF Educational Pilot Program, a series of student opportunities and educational programs made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.
Thursday’s Events Emcee’d by Sunshine Broder and Branden Lee from 104.9
Arkansas Arts & Fashion ForumStudent Designer Showcase
- Dasia Rose (Arkansas Fashion School)
- Robbie's Era (Arkansas Fashion School)
- SkyBlue by Abby Alba (Arkansas Fashion School)
- Sara Wilson (University of Arkansas AMPD)
- Jam (University of Arkansas AMPD)
- Cottonistas (University of Arkansas AMPD)
The Idle Class Magazines
Black Apple Awards
- 2017 Black Apple Award Winning Fashion Designer
- Rosie Rose Designer (Prairie Grove)
- Musical Guests
- Special Performances
A huge thank you to our sponsors for helping us bring fashion in Arkansas to a whole new level!
NWA FASHION WEEK SPONSORS
Cosmetics Partner: COVERGIRL
Venue Partner: Jett Aircraft
Production Partner: JTH Productions
Ticketing Partner: Stubs.net
Media Sponsors: KNWA, Fox 24, Arkansas CW
Diamond Sponsors: Citiscapes Magazine, Real Techniques
Platinum Sponsors: 3W Magazine, KFB Events
Gold Sponsors: Danielson Law Firm, Swetnam Cosmetic Surgery
Silver Sponsor: Ropeswing, Janelle's Apothetique
Bronze Sponsors: Uptown Eyes, Springwood's Center for Women